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DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge Offers $3.75 Million In Prizes 10

An anonymous reader writes "Computer security experts from academia, industry and the larger security community have organized themselves into more than 30 teams to compete in DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge, a tournament designed to speed the development of automated security systems able to defend against cyberattacks as fast as they are launched. The Challenge plans to follow a 'capture the flag' competition format that experts have used for more than 20 years to test their cyber defense skills. The winning team from the CGC finals stands to receive a cash prize of $2 million. Second place can earn $1 million and third place $750,000."
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DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge Offers $3.75 Million In Prizes

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  • Of course, the whole point of a Cyber Doomsday Machine is lost, if you keep it a secret. Why didn't you tell the world, eh?
  • That's less than half the pot of a dota2 tournament!
  • by Anonymous Coward

    I wonder if the money for this would be well spent coding a hypervisor that is provably secure. If this means going to Ada 2012 as the language for coding, so be it. The goal is to get this out of the way.

    From there, random scans of a VM's memory structure and maybe even a snapshot on the SAN level and a scan of the filesystem. If a rootkit exists in RAM, the VM can be snapshotted for forensic purposes and rolled back, or the networks connections it touches shift to honeypot networks/machines.

    Of course,

  • ... for challenging DARPA.

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